Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, A Ben & Jerry’s Collaboration

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a new collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s is on the horizon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The chocolate-y brown ale initially looks to benefit, or at least create awareness for Protect Our Winters, an organization founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The organization seeks to lessen the impact of climate change on America’s snow laden mountains.

When two B Corps come together, delicious ideas are created. Our mutual dedication to using business as a force for good means you get to enjoy this brown ale laden with the chocolatey, salted-caramel, vanilla goodness while helping Protect Our Winters combat climate change. Dig in!

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Cocoa)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: TBA

6.3% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate Launches in June

Boulevard imperial Stout Aztec Chocolate

Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO) is releasing variations of their Smokestack Series Imperial Stout this year. Imperial Stout X – Coffee has already come and gone, but soon, Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate will hit shelves.

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate features cinnamon, dried pasilla negro and ancho chiles, plus cacao nibs.

AThe second installment, Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate, takes inspiration from traditional drinking chocolate referred to as Xocoatl. The ancient Aztecs held chocolate in such high regard that in addition to its place as a holy drink in ceremonies, cacao beans were a form of currency…

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Aztec Chocolate will be available in 750ml bottles in June, 2015

StyleImperial Stout (w/ Chocolate, Cinnamon, Chili Peppers.)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Limited release.
Arrival: June, 2015

11% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter Jelly Porter, Side Project #25

Terrapin Liquid Lunch

Terrapin Liquid Lunch Peanut Butter Jelly Porter is slated to be the brewery’s Side Project #25.

Taking a page from another peanut butter offering, Liquid Bliss, the brewing team has made your favorite lunch as a kid, boozy. We are assuming the crusts are cut off.

Cut off the crust and unwrap the flavor of this fruit centric beer. Hand crafted using real raspberries, “Liquid Lunch”  Peanut Butter Jelly Porter combines all the elements of a familiar lunch time snack.

Terrapin Liquid Lunch will be available in 22oz bottles. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Porter (w/ Peanut Butter, Cocoa Nibs, Raspberries.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

7.7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Ninkasi Brewing

Space Yeast Makes Ninkasi Ground Control

Ninkasi Ground Control

This past summer, Ninkasi Brewing unveiled the Ninkasi Space Program (NSP). The goal? Send yeast to space and back, and use it in a new beer.

The first mission of NSP took flight with a rocket that was launched by the Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT) and Team Hybriddyne from Spaceport America. 16 vials of brewer’s yeast were packed on the first flight. Unfortunately, the payload was lost in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for 27 days, and the yeast perished.

In October of 2014, six more vials of brewer’s yeast was sent 77.3 miles upward, and back to Earth safely. Neil Armstrong would have been proud.

“After almost two years of research, development, lab time, and two separate rocket launches to garner space yeast, we have finally completed our mission,” says Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi CEO and co-founder. “It was a project born out of passionate people coming together to try something new and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

The result is Ninkasi Ground Control, an imperial stout brewed with yeast that has touched the stars.

Ninkasi Ground Control is nuanced Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs. The brewery is “launching” the new offering on April 13, 2015 in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts, Star Anise, Cocoa Nibs)
Hops: Apollo, Bravo, Comet (See a theme?)
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Munich, Crystal, Honey, Special Roast, Peated

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, OR, WA. Canada: Alberta, BC, Vancouver

10% ABV, 80 IBUs

Fun fact: Eugene, Oregon based Neal Williams is the artist behind the Ground Control label, whose works include concert posters for Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Matthew Band, Interpol, and The Head & The Heart. Image via Ninkasi Brewing.

Posted in American Craft Beer Week, Don't Miss This, Modern Times Beer, New Releases

Modern Times Barrel Aged Monster’s Park Tickets on Sale 3/19

Modern Times Barrel Aged Monster's Park

Modern Times Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster’s Park tickets go on sale this Thursday. The brewery’s 13% ABV imperial stout has been aged 5+ months in bourbon barrels.

There are three versions of Modern Times Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster’s Park: The “classic” edition, one featuring Black House Blend coffee, and one with toasted coconut & cocoa nibs.

600 bottles of each will be available. Prices range from $24 to 28 a piece.

Modern Times Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster’s Park and variants on March 19th at 10am via Brown Paper Tickets; all bottles must be picked up at the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room during the two month pick-up window.

A tap room party will be on March 25th. [TICKETS]

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.) Variants have Cocoa Nibs, Coconut, Coffee.
Availability: 22oz Bottles. 600 of each
Release: 3/25/15

13% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Headlines

Attention Computer Nerds: Cigar City Error Establishing Database Connection

Cigar City Error Establishing Database Connection

A little computer meets beer for your Monday morning. Cigar City Error Establishing Database Connection.

Terminology for the website being down, Cigar City Error Establishing Database Connection is a barleywine, aged in cognac barrels with orange peel and cacao nibs. (Probably referring to the El Catador Club site crashing on sign up day.)


Cigar City Error Establishing Database Connection will be available in 750ml bottles. Most likely an El Catador Club offering.

Style: Barleywine (w/ Orange Peel, Cacao Nibs. Barrel Aged. Cognac.)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Release: TBA

?? ABV

Note: This is a “first look” preview. Details are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in New Releases, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Deep Cocoa Porter, Now Available

Victory Deep Cocoa

Victory Deep Cocoa, a porter, takes aim at the 2015 lineup. The base beer is a porter aged on cocoa nibs.

Dark, roasted barley. Rich, deep caramel. Decadent, fruit-tinged chocolate. We’ve unlocked the mysteries and nuances of malts to deliver these luxurious and provocative flavors in the complex and satisfying porter. Raise your glass and taste the Victory of Deep Cocoa!

Victory Deep Cocoa will be packaged in 750ml bottles. Official release details to follow.

Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
February, 2015

8.5% ABV